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Document ID (ISN)106539
CIS number 07-655
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lui Y., et al.
Title Respiratory protection from isocyanate exposure in the autobody repair and refinishing industry
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.3, No.5, p.234-249. Illus. 58 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the effectiveness of respiratory protection against exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in automobile body repair shops. A total of 36 shops were assessed for respiratory protection programme completeness. 142 workers were measured for respirator fit factor. In addition, 22 painters from 21 shops were sampled to determine the protection factors of negative pressure, air purifying half-facepiece respirators equipped with organic vapour cartridges and paint pre-filters during spray-painting and priming activities. Findings are discussed. It is concluded half-facepiece respirators equipped with organic vapour cartridges and paint prefilters provide effective protection against isocyanate exposure in spray and priming operations if workers are properly trained and fitted.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; coachwork; respirators; vehicle repair and servicing
Descriptors (secondary) air purifying respirators; paint spraying; facepieces; sorbent filters; particulate removing respirators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Road transportation